Shoulder Pain

Don’t shrug off shoulder pain.

What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm — from scratching your back to throwing the perfect pitch.

Mobility has its price, however. It may lead to increasing problems with instability or impingement of the soft tissue or bony structures in your shoulder, resulting in pain. You may feel pain only when you move your shoulder, or all of the time. The pain may be temporary or it may continue and require medical diagnosis and treatment.

Here are some common causes of shoulder pain, as well as some general treatment options.


Pain and stiffness that does not go away over months or years

Pain that’s often worse while using your arm or shoulder

Tingling, numb, weak, feels like it’s clicking or locking

Sudden very bad pain, cannot move your arm (or it’s difficult), sometimes changes shape

Pain on top of the shoulder (where the collarbone and shoulder joint meet)

Possible Causes

frozen shoulder, arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis)

tendonitis, bursitis, impingement syndrome

shoulder instability, sometimes because of hypermobility

dislocated shoulder, broken bone (e.g. collarbone), torn or ruptured tendon

problems in the acromioclavicular joint, like dislocation or stretched or torn ligaments


stay active and gently move your shoulder

try exercises for shoulder pain – do them for 6 to 8 weeks to stop pain returning

stand up straight with your shoulders gently back

sit with a cushion behind your lower back

rest your arm on a cushion in your lap

use pain relief so you can keep moving – try painkillers like paracetamol and ibuprofen, and heat or cold packs


do not completely stop using your shoulder – this can stop it getting better

do not do things that seem to make it worse

do not make up your own strenuous exercises or use heavy gym equipment

do not slouch when sitting – do not roll your shoulders or bring your neck forward

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